Dr. Smita Malhotra

Dr. Smita Malhotra

Paediatric Gastroenterology| 15 Yrs
Doctor Education
MBBS, DNB (Paediatrics), MRCPCH (UK), FPGH
Apollo Hospitals Indraprastha,Delhi
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English, Hindi, Punjabi
About Dr. Smita Malhotra

Inarguably one of the best paediatric gastroenterologists in Delhi, Dr Smita Malhotra is also experienced in paediatric liver transplantation. She has performed over 250 paediatric liver transplants, a daunting figure by any standard. A renowned doctor in her field, Dr Smita has spoken on many international platforms to share her experience and knowledge about liver diseases in children. Despite her busy schedule, Dr Malhotra still finds time to train 4 paediatricians in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and liver transplantation every year.

The best gastroenterologist for children in South Delhi, Dr Smita Malhotra treats issues such as GI disorders like celiac disease, malabsorption and acute diarrhoea. Paediatric gastroenterology is a specialized field for treating gastric issues in children. Dr S Malhotra is trained to treat problems like bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, lactose intolerance, short bowel syndrome, food allergies, GERD, pancreatitis and liver disease.

Kids need specialized care, something a family practitioner is not equipped in treating. She also performs emergency endoscopic services to remove foreign bodies from the GI tract and treat bleeding in the upper and lower GI tract, apart from other child-related maladies.

Infants and kids are vulnerable to infections as they are yet to develop a strong immune system. This makes it vital to get the best treatment for them before the problem increases. Dr Smita says, ‘When you heal a child, you heal the world as these infants are our future.’ Wise words indeed.  

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Detailed Experience

Area of expertise is pediatric liver transplantation and has experience of over 250 pediatric liver transplants conducted under her active care and evaluation including babies weighing as small as 3-4 kgs suffering from acute or chronic liver failure and various metabolic liver disorders. She has been invited on national and international platforms to share her experience in the field and has prestigious publications to her credit. She is the guide for ISPGHAN and National Diplomate Board fellowships that train 4 pediatricians in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and liver transplantation every year.

She also caters to children with various other GI disorders including celiac disease, malabsorption, acute and chronic diarrhoea, failure to thrive, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic disorders, vomiting, pain abdomen, constipation, functional GI disorders amongst others. Emergency endoscopic services for foreign body removal, upper and lower GI bleed and corrosive ingestion are provided promptly in addition to routine diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures and manometry services.

Professional Memberships
    Trainings and Certifications
    • Member Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health {MRCPCH(UK)}
    • Member ISPGHAN
    • Member IAP
    Research and Publications
    • Chapters -
    • 1. 'Liver transplantation in children’: IAP textbook of pediatric gastroenterology
    • 2. ‘Autoimmune liver diseases’: Treatment and Prognosis in Pediatrics
    • 3. ‘Pediatric liver transplantation’ in ‘IAP Recent advances in pediatrics’
    • 4. ‘Approach to neonatal cholestasis’: Elseiver India point of care
    • Papers -
    • 1. Sibal A, Malhotra S, Guru FR, Bhatia V, Kapoor A, Seth S, Jerath N, Jasuja S, Rajkumari V, Wadhawan M, Aggarwal DK, Guleria S, Shrivastava RN, Gupta S. Experience of 100 solid organ transplants over a five-yr period from the first successful pediatric multi-organ transplant program in India. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Nov;18(7):740-5. doi: 10.1111/petr.12324. Epub 2014 Aug 4. PMID: 25092050.
    • 2. Malhotra S, Sibal A, Bhatia V, Kapoor A, Gopalan S, Seth S, Jerath N, Wadhawan M, Gupta S. Living Related Liver Transplantation for Biliary Atresia in the Last 5 years: Experience from the First Liver Transplant Program in India. Indian J Pediatr. 2015 Oct;82(10):884-9. doi: 10.1007/s12098-014-1687-x. Epub 2015 Feb 25. PMID: 2570805
    • 3. ‘Celiac disease: What the Indian pediatricians know about the disease’ – Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, (May-June 2019) 38(3):263-267
    • 4. Mirza N, Malhotra S, Sibal A. Renal Calculi as Initial Presenting Symptom of Glycogen Storage Disease (Type 1 A) in Early Infancy: J Child Sci 2020;00: e45–e47.
    • 5. Srivastava A, Sathiyasekharan M, Jagadisan B, Bolia R, Peethambaran M, Mammayil G, Acharya B, Malik R, Sankaranarayanan S, Biradar V, Malhotra S, Philip M, Poddar U, Yachha SK. Paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in India: a prospective multicentre study. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Oct;32(10):1305-1311. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000001859. PMID: 32796356
    • 6. Mirza N, Bharadwaj R, Malhotra S, Sibal A. Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 4 in an Indian child: presentation, initial course and novel compound heterozygous mutation. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Jul 6;13(7):e234193. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-234193. PMID: 32636225; PMCID: PMC7342223.
    • 7. Mirza N, Bharadwaj R, Malhotra S, Sibal A Novel Variant ATP8B1 mutation in a child with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (type 1). Journal of Biochemical and Clinical Genetics 2020;3(1):32–35. https://doi.org/10.24911/JBCGenetics/183-1581434307
    • 8. Malhotra S, Sibal A, Goyal N. Pediatric Liver Transplantation in India: 22 Years and Counting. Indian Pediatr. 2020 Dec 15;57(12):1110-1113. PMID: 33318322
    • 9. Sagar Mehta, Karunesh Kumar, Ravi Bhardwaj, Smita Malhotra, Neerav Goyal, Anupam Sibal. Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis: A Study in Children From a Liver Transplant Center in India. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 2021; doi: 10.1016/j.jceh.2021.06.006
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    Dr Smita Malhotra is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist with over 15 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MBBS, DNB (Paediatrics), MRCPCH (UK), FPGH

    Dr Smita Malhotra can speak English, Hindi, Punjabi.

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